Edition 141 - January 2013

News from ACA

ACA Newsletter guest article by Dr Neil Kemp, International Education Consultant, NK Education

Recent developments in India’s higher education landscape The last three months have seen a few n... (+more)

ACA European Policy Seminars: From Brussels to India

On 24 January, ACA held the 2013 edition of its popular What’s new in Brussels? seminar. Despite a... (+more)

Support for Syrian students and scholars provided by The Institute of International Education (IIE)

The crisis in Syria has resulted in the breakdown of higher education in the country, with several c... (+more)

European Policy

Irish Council Presidency: Fighting to avoid a lost generation

In the first half of this year, Ireland will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Unio... (+more)

European Commission Communication: Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan

On the past 9 January, the European Commission (EC) has issued a new communication: Entrepreneurship... (+more)

ERA Chairs: A new pilot programme to close the research and innovation gap in Europe

On 17 December, the European Commission (EC) announced a new pilot programme – the ERA Chairs. The... (+more)

The search has started for the new European Research Council President

On 19 December, the European Commission (EC) has appointed the committee responsible for the search ... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

AHELO prints first results

The feasibility study launched in 2008 by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ... (+more)

India: New policy directions for science, technology and innovation

On 3 January, the Indian Government announced its new Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2013... (+more)

German Academic Freedom Act in force

Already in December 2012, Germany’s new Academic Freedom Act entered into force.  The piece o... (+more)

United Kingdom: Student numbers in 2011/12

New data on student enrolments and qualifications obtained at higher education institutions in the U... (+more)

European Commission reacts to Austrian proposal on student quotas moratorium

As expected (see the ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, September 2012), the European Commission h... (+more)

Iraq: First national education strategy launched

On the past 9 December, the Government of Iraq launched the first national education and higher educ... (+more)

Hong Kong: New Chief Executive ponders the development of education as an “industry”

The 2013 Policy Address delivered on January 16 by Hong Kong’s new Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying... (+more)

Futuretrack: A study on the relationship between higher education and employment

Last November, the final results of a five-year longitudinal study conducted in the United Kingdom (... (+more)

Scotland: New loans and scholarship programme to promote student mobility

On 9 January, the Government of Scotland announced that, for the first time, Scottish students study... (+more)

United States: Pay as you Earn

The new repayment plan of student debt, announced by President Obama in October 2011, (see ACA Newsl... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still open: Call for proposals – ERC-2013-CoG – Consolidator Grant

The European Research Council Consolidator Grants aim to boost and support the independent career of... (+more)

Still open: Call for proposals – FP7-People-2013-CIG – Career Integration Grants

Published on 18 October, the Marie Curie Career Integration Grants are open to applicants from ... (+more)

Still open: Call for proposals – EACEA/35/12 – Tempus IV, 6th call for proposals

This call is part of the fourth phase of the Tempus programme, running from 2007 until 2013. The obj... (+more)

Call for proposals – EACEA/38/12 – Erasmus Mundus

This call refers to the Erasmus Mundus action programme for the period of 2009-2013. The objective o... (+more)

Call for proposals – ERC-2013-PoC – ERC Proof of Concept Grant

The aim of this call is to provide additional funding to ERC grant holder to establish proof of conc... (+more)

Call for proposals – EACEA/44/12 – EU ICI-ECP Programme

The objective of this Programme is to improve mutual understanding between the EU and the Partner co... (+more)

Call for proposals – FP7-ERAChairs-PilotCall-2013

The aim of this new pilot programme is to help close the research and innovation gap in Europe, by s... (+more)

Publications

Education Today 2013: The OECD Perspective

OECD.  Education Today 2013: The OECD Perspective. Author, Paris, 2012. Pages: 128. This repor... (+more)

The Economics of Higher Education

Department of the Treasury & Department of Education. The Economics of Higher Education. Authors... (+more)

International Scientific Migration and Collaboration Patterns – Following a Bibliometrics Line of Investigation

Halevi, G., & Moed, H. F. International Scientific Migration and Collaboration Patterns – Foll... (+more)

From university exports to the multinational university: The internationalisation of higher education in Australia and the United States

Gallagher, S., & Garrett, G.  From university exports to the multinational university: The ... (+more)

How Much Protection Does a College Degree Afford? The Impact of the Recession on Recent College Graduates

The Pew Charitable Trusts. How Much Protection Does a College Degree Afford? The Impact of the Reces... (+more)

The Graduate Market in 2013: Annual review of graduate vacancies & starting salaries at Britain’s leading employers

High Fliers Research.  The Graduate Market in 2013: Annual review of graduate vacancies & s... (+more)

Patterns and Trends in UK Higher Education 2012

Universities UK. Patterns and Trends in UK Higher Education 2012. Author, London, 2012. Pages: 28. ... (+more)

Impact of the intensive courses funded by CIMO in Finnish higher education institutions

Martin, A., & Mäntylä, M.  Impact of the intensive courses funded by CIMO in Finnish high... (+more)

Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States

Allen, I. E., & Seaman, J. Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 14 March 2013Higher Education in India. Recent developments and relations with... (+more)